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How did a flu outbreak in Kansas eventually lead to the deaths of an estimated 50 to 100 million people all over the world? Readers will find out in The Flu of 1918: Millions Dead Worldwide! First-person accounts and dramatic photos bring to life the grim atmosphere of death and despair that followed this disease from an army camp in America to the battlefields of World War I in Europe and beyond. In 1918, the flu was not well understood and there were no medicines available to fight the pandemic. Since then, however, there have been tremendous advances in flu treatment and prevention. But could a deadly flu pandemic still break out today?

In The Flu of 1918: Millions Dead Worldwide!, kids will learn all about this devastating outbreak and how humankind responded. Along the way, they will learn what a virus is, how it spreads, and the ways doctors treat and prevent the flu. Most important, children learn how to avoid catching the flu in the first place!

 
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF024020
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2011
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Nightmare Plagues
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781936088058, 9781936088911, 9781617721014
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 614.5'1809041
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 910
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 6.4
AR Quiz Number 139224
Author Jessica Rudolph
 

Flu of 1918

Donald Jacobi was one of the fortunate who survived the flu epidemic of 1918. What was later recorded as a worldwide pandemic spread across the United States between September 14 and October 5. The Bubonic Plague, most widespread in Europe in the 1300s, struck again in Los Angeles in 1924 and as recently as 2007 in Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Each text recounts all aspects of the disease from the inception and symptoms to the spread and effects, and the authors include personal stories and captioned factoids that captivate the reader. Based on what scientists learned from each past outbreak, new vaccines have been developed to prevent further outbreaks. Multi-captioned photos portray a realistic image of the people and the time. The text concludes with a section describing other famous occurrences and intriguing facts. Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

Flu of 1918

Donald Jacobi was one of the fortunate who survived the flu epidemic of 1918. What was later recorded as a worldwide pandemic spread across the United States between September 14 and October 5. The Bubonic Plague, most widespread in Europe in the 1300s, struck again in Los Angeles in 1924 and as recently as 2007 in Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Each text recounts all aspects of the disease from the inception and symptoms to the spread and effects, and the authors include personal stories and captioned factoids that captivate the reader. Based on what scientists learned from each past outbreak, new vaccines have been developed to prevent further outbreaks. Multi-captioned photos portray a realistic image of the people and the time. The text concludes with a section describing other famous occurrences and intriguing facts. Back matter includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs